Financing Big Ambitions in Small Islands

During Climate and Biodiversity Week at EXPO2020, IRENA brought together SIDS ministers, SEforALL, Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), among others, under one roof to discuss the obstacles that the SIDS face in expediting access to...

  • October 2021

IRENA and SolarPower Europe Strengthen Coordinated Actions in the Solar Industry

The agreement will allow both parties to coordinate and support the implementation of measures to scale up solar energy deployment globally and ensure a just and inclusive energy transition.

  • October 2021

IRENA Members See Hydropower at the Heart of Climate Action

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable electricity worldwide and advancing its deployment is essential in driving the energy transition forward. This week’s High-Level Meeting of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework on Hydropower...

  • September 2021

Key renewables players call for collaboration between renewable energy and agriculture sectors

Energy use is responsible for about one-third of greenhouse gases emitted by the food systems. With its continuously declining costs, renewables have become an attractive and effective way to fuel the achievement of key sustainable development...

  • September 2021

IRENA at UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Mobilising Action Through Energy Compacts

Ambitious and targeted actions are needed now and throughout the coming decades to ensure the goals of energy access for all are fulfilled and a decarbonised energy system is achieved by 2050.

  • September 2021

IRENA and IAEA to Help African Union Develop Continental Power Master Plan with EU support

The initiative is led by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) with the technical and financial support of the European Union (EU), and is aimed at establishing a long-term continent-wide planning process.

  • September 2021

How Solar Water Heaters Industry Benefits the Local Economy

Solar water heaters are a mature technology that has been successfully deployed in several countries for more than 30 years, mostly in the residential sector, providing an affordable solution for many households.

  • August 2021

Applications Open for the Fall 2021 Cohort of the IRENA Student Leaders Programme

The virtual traineeship programme aims to prepare the future generation of global energy professionals

  • August 2021

IRENA and the European Space Agency Agree to Advance Energy Transition in Space Activities

The new partnership aims to achieve the common goal of ensuring sustainable long-term socio-economic development within planetary boundaries.

  • July 2021